Author Sanford Bragg

Sandy Bragg is a principal at Integrity Research Associates. He has over thirty years experience as an investment research professional. Prior to joining Integrity in 2006, he was an Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poors, managing S&P’s equity research business and fund information properties. Sandy has an MBA from New York University and BA from Williams College. Email: Sanford.Bragg@integrity-research.com

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Frontier Strategy Group Acquires Ducker Worldwide, Adding Market Research

02/16/2018
Frontier Strategy Group, an emerging markets research firm which offers an expert network, is acquiring Ducker Worldwide, a Michigan-based market research and consulting firm.  Terms were not disclosed. For now, ...
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Cowen’s Brokerage Revenues Up 51% In 2017 Yet Priority Will Be Restructuring

02/15/2018
Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank, reported increasing brokerage revenues, primarily reflecting its acquisition of Convergex.  However, profit pressures will focus Cowen management on improving the firm’s cost structure, ...
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Boutique Lazarus Partnership Narrows Focus Post-MiFID II (But Has Other Businesses For Support)

02/15/2018
UK-based independent research provider Lazarus Partnership is shedding its sector analysts, blaming a worsening environment for research under MiFID II.  However, Lazarus Partnership is just one facet of a diversified ...
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Despite 2017 Revenue Decline, Bernstein Research Remains Optimistic

02/14/2018
AllianceBernstein reported that Bernstein Research revenues fell 6% for both the fourth quarter and the full year 2017.  Nevertheless, management appeared sanguine about Bernstein's MiFID II prospects during its fourth ...
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Euromoney Makes Tidy Profit Unloading Economic Data Unit

02/14/2018
Euromoney Institutional Investor is selling its business that collects economic data on emerging markets to CITIC’s private equity unit and Caixin Global for $180.5 million. Although the sale price generates ...

ISS Acquires EVA Dimensions After ESG Success

02/13/2018
Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) acquired EVA Dimensions LLC, a provider of cash-flow based analysis of corporate performance, for an undisclosed sum.  The purchase follows ISS’s integration of ESG ...
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Star Bernstein Analyst Defects to New Street Research Boutique

02/13/2018
Pierre Ferragu, a ten-year veteran of Sanford C. Bernstein, will be joining telecom boutique New Street Research to expand its coverage into the technology sector.  We suspect the lure of ...
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MiFID II’s Failures Are Already Apparent

02/12/2018
The following is a reprint of an exclusive article published for ResearchWatch subscribers on December 27, 2017. MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions, which went into effect early last month, will create ...
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Nomura Equities Revenues Continue Slow and Steady

02/09/2018
Nomura reported that its equity revenues for the quarter ending December 31 2017 grew 9% to ¥60.8 billion (US$559 million) from ¥56 billion (US$513 million) the previous year.  Since Nomura ...
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New European Privacy Regulation Will Complicate Alternative Data

02/09/2018
Extra-territorial regulation going into force in Europe on May 25 2018 will mandate stricter controls for data on individuals, requiring even closer scrutiny on personally identifiable information (PII). The forthcoming ...
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